Greece aims to finally have the Parthenon Marbles returned to Athens over 200 years after a British ambassador and aristocrat removed them.
In a symbolic gesture, fragments of the remaining Parthenon sculptures were transferred to the renovated National Archaeological Museum to the Acropolis Museum on Monday.
The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis lobbied his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, for their return during a state visit in November.
Mitsotakis has repeatedly described the marbles as one of the most important cultural links between contemporary Greece and their ancestors. While Johnson has stressed that the decision lies with the British Museum, where the marbles are housed.
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